Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Peachtree City

More Than 1,000 Attend Southside Health Fair

Published April 6, 2006  | En Español

The parking lot at Holy Trinity Church was buzzing with cars and people, with children running around with their faces painted by the many clowns who arrived to give the event an extra dose of cheer. The fourth Annual “Dia de la Familia” Health Fair, held at the south side church on Saturday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., provided information and assistance to anyone, regardless of denomination or culture, who does not have health insurance.

The Health Fair began at 8 a.m., but by 6:30 a.m. people were lining up to get blood work done. Two chiropractors were kept busy, as one did a digital screening, while the other did physical alignments. Representatives from the police department and the fire department took blood pressure readings. Hearing, vision and dental exams were provided for children, many of whom will begin school for the very first time in August. The Health Department was working closely with doctors for breast and abdominal exams. Screening for HIV was also provided.

Among the many organizations participating were the American Cancer Society, the Georgia Alliance Ovarian Cancer Center, Pregnancy Resource Center, La Leche League, United Way, Peachtree City Public Library, Project HeadStart, Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby.

All services rendered were completely free. Many gave very generously of their time and talent, and the parish looks forward to even greater success at next year’s “Día de la Familia” Health Fair.